Saturday, January 19, 2008

1976 PP&K Booklet

By 1976 I was in high school, too old to participate. But this was a typical PP&K booklet.

Punter Ray Guy wore this cage early in his career, before switching to a double-bar similar to Ken Anderson's. Guy was also an excellent kickoff man.

Anderson and Guy were two of the last to wear the double-bar mask. Anderson's was painted black to match the rest of the team, after the Bengals switched to the striped helmet. But very quickly the paint begain to chip, giving him the look of a grizzled warrior.

In 76 the Cowboys celebrated the nation's bi-centennial by wearing one red helmet stripe, though this photo was ovviously taken before the season.

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